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Win a Family Film! Holiday Phone Photo Challenge!

Would you love to WIN a 2-hour family film session? Tis the season to give and I’m giving one away to a lucky follower!

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Starting Wednesday, December 5, over on my Instagram stories and Facebook stories (found at the top of each platform), I’ll share a tutorial or tip on ways to improve your phone photo game, just in time for those magical holiday moments. Be sure to head there each day to watch. You’ll need the tips…

Small Business Saturday Event | $250 Off Film or $100 Off Photos

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It’s Small Business Saturday! A day people are encouraged to shop small, shop local and support the American Dream chasers.

Perhaps you’re looking for a unique gift that has meaning for your loved ones this holiday season? Consider a family film or in-home lifestyle photo session!

Today through Monday, I’m offering $250 off (regular price $650) a two hour, in-home film session, which must be completed by May 31, 2019.

Document your everyday or a special event. With the holidays…

An Evening with Gigi || Lifestyle Family Film & Photos

Originally, photos of Kimberly with all of her grandchildren was the plan and then call it a day. But when you have a beautiful space, a golden sunset and clients you adore, you go with it. The kids ran off to play and my sole purpose then became documenting that play.

I’m incredibly grateful for all of my clients but I’ve been working with this bunch since 2011 when Cate & Adam booked me for their 2012 wedding. Since then,…

MN Landscape Arboretum | Barin Family Explores!

Photographing and filming kids is one way to keep a young spirit. It’s one of the things I love most about my job. Observing little Alex finding a piece of clay in at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and intensely studying it. Charlie, the youngest, reaching up into the trees to touch the berries. Olive, the oldest, seeing a statue of a fox and petting it as if it were real. As adults, we lose that sense of imagination and…

Sunset Session | The Gunderson Family | Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Music by Uncleboris from Fugue

Sometimes, you don’t get a sunset. Instead, you get drizzled on for an hour but you have amazing clients who go with it! Cody, Natalie and Avery just wanted to play and explore the MN Landscape Arboretum. Little Avery is so full of life and loves to run, kiss mom & dad and make goofy faces. Don’t forget to watch their moving portrait above!

Przytarski Family | Lake Elmo Park Reserve

Let the kids be kids. When a caterpillar is found, you best believe the boys take turns holding it. When you ask them to walk and they full on run, you go with it! My philosophy with family photos is this; we get the holiday-card style images taken immediately, then we let the kids go.

My favorite images always occur in the later, case in point, these three, energy-filled cuties. Brothers whose main goal is to wrestle with the other….

Sunset Session | Thueringer Family | MN Landscape Arboretum

Katie & I have been friends since birth. Seriously. Our mothers are friends, we grew up across the street from each other and even now we only live miles apart. When Kevin and Katie opted into Sunset Sessions at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, I knew it’d be magic. Not only would I get to be photographing at sunset, a treat in itself, but also catching up with my oldest friend.

Lucy & Lily came ready to explore – check out…